SSHCR 25: Relating to Step Family Day.

00SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 25 01 Relating to Step Family Day. 02 BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 WHEREAS it is estimated that at least half of all Americans are members or relatives 04 of step families; and 05 WHEREAS step families provide loving relationships for thousands of Alaska parents 06 and children, enriching their lives and strengthening the fabric of our society; and 07 WHEREAS the legislature believes that the invaluable contributions that step families 08 have made to our state and to our nation should be recognized throughout the year but 09 especially on a day set aside for step families in particular; and 10 WHEREAS there is a nationwide movement to set aside September 16 as a special 11 day for recognition of the importance of step families in the United States; 12 BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature respectfully requests the 13 Governor to proclaim September 16 of each year as Step Family Day; and be it 14 FURTHER RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature urges schools, religious

01 organizations, community groups, and other public and private agencies and individuals to 02 observe September 16 with appropriate activities that honor the role of step families in our 03 society. 04 A COPY of this resolution shall be sent to the International Headquarters, Stepfamily 05 Foundation, Inc., 333 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10023.